COVID-19 PCR Test and Certificate
SF Screening and Vaccinations is now authorised to carry out private COVID-19 PCR swab and antibody testing.
- A COVID-19 PCR Test and travel certificate (sometimes referred to as a ‘fit-to-fly’ certificate) is provided either within clinic, as a nationwide postal service or home visits.
- Home visits can be completed within Leeds and Yorkshire, Manchester and surrounding areas. There maybe an additional charge for this service.
- The tests are couriered directly to the CQC-registered laboratory and UKAS accredited ISO151589
- This service is available everyday including weekends. There is an additional charge for testing on the weekends and bank holiday.
Please see dropdown box below for further information on prices and how to book an appointment.
COVID-19 Antibody Test
The antibody test can now be done within clinic or as a self-collection sample. The MHRA have now approved the self-collection kits, which are CE marked and produced using the ROCHE assay test.
The in-clinic test is produced by ROCHE or ABBOTT and both have been approved for use by Public Health England. The antibody test delivers 100% specificity to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antibodies and a 97.4% sensitivity rating. The ROCHE test detects both IgM and IgG antibodies.
The testing laboratory is registered and authorised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC); the government regulatory body for health and social care.
International studies are ongoing to provide further guidance on the protection afforded by these antibodies and how long the immunity may last.
When do I test?
We recommend testing at least 14 days after symptoms first appear to ensure accuracy.
The anonymised results will be shared with health bodies and Public Health England to collate COVID-19 data on behalf of government statistics.
£100 per test
How long do results take to come back?
The laboratory can process the results within 24 hours on receipt of the sample. We can email you the confirmation of your results.
How do I order a test?
If you would like to book in for a COVID-19 antibody test or order the self-collection kits, please contact the clinic:-
T: 0113 2213533
T: 0113 8730242
We welcome all enquiries from businesses requiring COVID-19 antibody testing for employees returning back to work. We are able to offer discounted rates to support businesses and welfare of staff.
COVID-19 Antibody Test
This test detects IgG antibodies produced by the body once infected with COVID-19.
The test requires a blood sample, either through self-collection sample or venepuncture. Following the MHRA update, we are currently only providing venepuncture samples so a clinic appointment will be required.
COVID-19 PCR Test
This test detects the virus so is used when a patient has active symptoms.
The PCR test has also been requested by some countries for travel purposes. A PCR certificate will be provided.
The test requires a swab of the nose or throat.
We can send these out for testing at home or the kit can be collected from our practice. A prepaid envelope will be provided to return the sample.
For patients who may struggle to take their own swab sample, we can book you into our clinic.
The results are processed within 48 hours of receiving them and an official PCR certificate will be provided.